February

February Scholarships

MALDEF Scholarships
Website:   https://www.maldef.org/resources/scholarship-resource-guide/#

Evergreen Scholarships
Deadline: February 1, 2021
#1 Scholastic Achievement Awards (Values Vary/Multiple Awards)
#2 Foundation Scholarships (Values Vary/Multiple Awards)
#3 Cultural Diversity Awards ($7,000/Multiple Awards)
#4 Washington High School Merit Award ($7,000/Multiple Awards)
For more informationhttps://www.evergreen.edu/scholarships

San Jose Scottish Rite Foundation  Scholarships
Deadline: February 12, 2021
Criteria:  1. Senior year in high school in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, or San Luis Obispo counties  2. GPA 3.2 minimum   3. Financial need demonstrated   4. US Citizen and CA resident  5. Include a sealed transcript
For more information:  Application packet in the Counseling Office

Rent A Knee Walker Scholarship
Deadline: 3/1/2020   Amount: 2 at $500 each 
Criteria: 1. Currently enrolled on a 2 or 4 year accredited college as an undergraduate, graduate-level or final year of high school (accepted into college), in the US. 2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 3. There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome. 4. Family or relatives of Rent A Knee Walker employees or associates are ineligible.  ** In 2021 there will be quarterly offers of this type**
Websitehttps://www.rentakneewalker.com/scholarship

Bay Federal Credit Union Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021 anticipated
Description: Bay Federal Credit Union’s Education Scholarship is for students who are pursuing educational and career training opportunities after high school. Up to three individual winners will be awarded $1,500 to pay for expenses directly related to their continuing education.
Amount: $1,500
For more information: http://www.bayfed.com/scholarship

Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team Program
Deadline: February 2021 anticipated
Criteria:  1) Be a college-bound senior currently attending a Bay Area public high school
Be a legal resident  2) Display leadership qualities in and out of the classroom  3) Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 from sophomore to senior year of high school 4) Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach 5) Demonstrate a commitment to extracurricular activities
For More Informationhttps://www.49ers.com/community/about/baast


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Deadline: February 15, 2021
Criteria:  1) Must be of Hispanic heritage 2)  U.S. citizen, permanent legal resident, DACA, or eligible non-citizen (as defined by FAFSA)  3) Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for high school students; minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for college and graduate students 4) Plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, four-year university, or graduate school, in the U.S., during the fall of a scholarship cycle (academic year) 5)Submit the FAFSA or state-based financial aid forms (if applicable)
For More Information:  https://www.hsf.net/scholarship


Youth on Course College Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2021 @ 11:59 PM PST
Criteria: You must be a high school senior, enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited Northern California high school with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are both need and merit based. You must be accepted for enrollment at a four-year college/university the same year the scholarship is awarded. You do not need to be a member of Youth on Course, but Youth on Course members and/or golfers will be given first priority during selection. You can join today at http://youthoncourse.org/join
Description: The core purpose of Youth on Course is to provide youth with access to life-changing opportunities through golf. 
Award: From $4,000 to $20,000 to be distributed over four years. 
For more information: http://youthoncourse.org/scholarships

California Strawberry Commission Scholarship
Deadline: February 1, 2021 at midnight PST for re-applying students & February 15, 2021 at midnight PST for first-time applicants.
Criteria: Applicants must be high school seniors with 2.0 or college students. Parents employed for the last two or more consecutive seasons in the California strawberry harvest.
Description: This scholarship is to help students whose parents or guardians have worked in the strawberry industry.
Amount: $4,000 to $5,000, can be renewed annually
For more informationhttp://www.calstrawberry.com/en-us/Scholarships/students

Cabrillo College High School Scholarship
Deadline: (TBA check in 1/2021)
Criteria: Applicants must be high school seniors.
Amount: $500
For more information: Cabrillo College Scholarship for High School Seniors

Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: February 2021 anticipated
Criteria: Available to students entering or already attending college and majoring in agriculture. Must provide transcripts. Should have school activities and leadership. Financial need. Planning to attend college. Essay required. Letters of recommendation required. This is a local scholarship.
Description: This award will be allocated for every year in college (maximum of four), proof of full-time registration required.
Amount: up to $4,000 for 4 years.
For more information: Contact the Agriculture office at (831) 722-6622 or http://www.agri-culture.us/

Jeannie Witmer Memorial Scholarship
A $1,500 award for a student active (past or present) in California High School Rodeo Association District 4 or California 4-H Horse Program, entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture and/or animal sciences.
Criteria: Student must be active (past or present) in the California High School Rodeo Association District 4 (San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Francisco counties) or a California 4-H Horse program in the same geographic area. The recipient of this scholarship will receive the award upon proof of enrollment in college or a professional technical school.
For more information: Please see counseling office

J.J. Crosetti, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
A $1,000 award for a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture.
Criteria: Student and/or their legal guardian must live either in Santa Cruz County or within the Pajaro Valley Unified School District boundaries, or be a current member of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau.  The recipient of this scholarship will receive the award upon proof of enrollment in college. The award will be allocated for the remaining years in college (maximum of 4 years) and issued proportionately during the school year.
For more information:  Please see counseling office 

Laura Brown Memorial Scholarship
A $2,000 award for a student entering or currently attending college and majoring in agriculture or a related field, or majoring in culinary arts.
Criteria: Student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.5 and reside either in Santa Cruz County or the Pajaro Valley. Preference will be given to qualified students who have been members of 4-H. The recipient of this scholarship will receive the award upon proof of enrollment in college. The award will be allocated for the remaining years in college (maximum of 4 years) and issued proportionately during the school year.
For more information:  Please see counseling office 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships ( 10 different kinds)
Deadline: varies February to May 2020
Criteria: Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds planning on enrolling full time for the upcoming school year. A minimum of a 3.00 GPA is needed and U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residence is required. 
Description: This Bay Area foundation provides scholarships to students with a financial need. They have 10 different scholarship program focused on various elements of achievement.
Amount: $1,000- $20,000
For more information: www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships"

Native Daughters of the Golden West (Santa Cruz Parlor No. 26) "Mae B. Wilkin/Phyrne Lorenz Scholarship"
Amount: $5000
ELIGIBILITY:
1. High School applicant must plan to graduate from a Santa Cruz County high school and be enrolled in an accredited four-year college or university by Fall 2020.
2. Cabrillo College applicants can be:
A. A transfer student. Student must plan to transfer and be enrolled in an accredited four-
year college or university by Fall 2020.
B. A student who is or will be enrolled by Fall 2020 in a Registered Nursing, Radiologic
Technology or Dental Hygiene program.
3. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Gender is not a consideration for the scholarship.
4. Applicant must have a minimum overall 3.0 GPA.
5. High school applicant must provide a copy of SAT or ACT test results and current transcript. (Please note your first and last name must be printed on all documents.)
6. A Cabrillo College applicant must provide a current unofficial transcript.
7. Applicant must compose and submit a 500-word autobiography. Autobiography must be
typed and double-spaced. The Scholarship committee looks for originality, overcoming life
obstacles, community service, creativity, special interests, sincerity, integrity and clarity.
8. Applicant must compose and submit a 500-word essay on: “What occurred in California’s
history that you most identify with?” Essay must be typed and double-spaced. The Scholarship committee looks for historic facts, accuracy and your unique perspective.
9. Applicant must submit the completed application and all attachments packet postmarked by February 29, 2020.
For More Information: Please see counseling office for application